Jun 01

Nadda promises tech centre at DAVIET

Jalandhar: Union Health Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda and Minister of State (MoS) for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattareya on Tuesday promised to open a technical centre at the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET) here. The Health Minister and the MoS for Employment was here to celebrate ‘Vikas Parv’ on

Principal ‘offers’ conversion for fee exemption

Malout: The Constitutional fabric that no one in any respect will persuade a citizen of India to change his religion either through coercion or allurement, has got a serious blow in Punjab’s Malout city when the principal of a prestigious missionary school here allegedly dangled the carrot of fee waiver for their wards if they

Punjab police transfers: 16 DSPs transferred

Now sanitary napkin vending machines for girls schools in Kapurthala

Kapurthala: Under the Clean India Scheme initiated by Prime Minister, 33 government girls school in the city are to get the Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines installed in the premises for the benefit of girl students. In the first part of this campaign such machines were installed in 8 schools of Phagwara. Jarnail Singh Wahad,Chairman,Markfed,Punjab inagurated

LPU MBA student beats IIM Students, wins ICICI Stock Mind Event

Jalandhar: A Lovely Professional University (LPU) Phagwara MBA student Mohammed Yasir Ali from its School of Business outshined IIM (Shillong & Raipur) students and 1.8 Lakh other of 580+ colleges from across 80 cities of the country. Yasir Ali won second position and a cash prize of Rs 50,000 in ICICI Stock Mind competition conducted across

Punjab’s three biggest cities under NGT scanner, seeks diesel vehicle count

New Delhi: Three of Punjab biggest cities namely Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar have come under the national green tribunal (NGT) scanner for pollution due to diesel vehicles. Now after New Delhi now it’s the turn of other 15 cities across the nation to face ban on diesel vehicles more than 10 years old or more

Summer vacations in Schools from June 1

Chandigarh: The Government has announced summer vacations for one month in all the government, private, aided and affiliated schools from June 1 to June 30, 2016. The announcement has been made by an official spokesperson here today. The spokesperson said that summer vacations have been announced for all primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools.

Rural Youth Akali Dal President announces Circle Presidents

Jalandhar: Jalandhar Rural Youth Akali Dal President Gurminder Singh kisanapura announced circle President on Tuesday. According to the list Harvinder Binda Singh Grewal of  aadamapura shehri, Daljit Singh Bhatti of aadamapura urban, Jaspreet Singh Jaipa sarpanch of Bhogpur, Lakhbir Singh hajara to patara, Jagtar Singh of Shahkot, Jaswinder Singh of lohia khas , Baldev Singh

‘Delhi-Bathinda Shatabdi may extend up to Ferozepur’

Ferozepur: During his visit General Manager Northern Railways A K Punia said that the work of railway line of Ferozepur-Patti-Amritsar has got delayed, due to that it could not start. He was interacting with the media on Monday. The General Manager said that he had convened a meeting with the Chief Secretary of Punjab in

‘Inquilab zindabad’ echoes at last rites of Abhitej

Mohali: Last rites of Abhitej Sandhu aged 27, grandnephew of Bhagat Singh who succumbed to his injuries in a fatal road accident near Rampur in Shimla on Sunday were performed at a cremation ground amidst Inquilab zindabad slogans on Monday. AAP leaders including Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas, Succha Singh Chutepur, Himmat Singh Shergill, Sandeep Kumar

IndiGo ready to start international flights after Customs notification

Chandigarh: IndiGo Airlines informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Monday, it would announce the international flights schedule within three weeks after it gets custom clearance from the Central government. Besides, Air India Express also made statement before a Division Bench headed by Justice S S Saron that it was planning to start combo

Tearful adieu to Harkirat

Ludhiana: Harkirat Singh, sarpanch of Kotli village and grandson of former Chief Minister Beant Singh, was cremated at the village which he had got constructed last year. Thousands of people from all walks of society turned up to pay their last respects. Harkirat had died of bullet injury in Chandigarh on Sunday. Being a sarpanch,

PMET now on June 11

Faridkot: Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Monday evening changed the date of Punjab Medical Entrance Test (PMET). The PMET will be held on June 11 instead of June 12 as announced earlier. The reason for rescheduling the online examination date is inadequate availability of computers on June 12. Over 16,000 students have

DRM prohibits free water service at Phagwara rly station

Jalandhar: Ferozepur Divisional Railway Manager has barred am NGO from providing drinking water at Phagwara railway station, claiming it was doing so without permission. He also claimed water distributed as contaminated. “There is shortage of water at the railway station but that does not mean anyone can start providing drinking water to people. If someone

Woman killed, son injured in motorcycle-bus collision

Moga: A 45-year-old woman was killed whileher son was injured when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a bus near Kot Ise Khan here, police said today. The deceased Jasvir Kaur was riding pillion when the incident took place yesterday, they said, adding her son Jarnail Singh was injured in the accident.

Brar eyes ‘mahagathbandhan’ with AAP or BSP

Jalandhar: Former Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar on Sunday said that he was all set to constitute a ‘mahagathbandhan’ with leaders of the AAP or BSP ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections in the state. The former Congress MP was seen singing paeans of both parties and did not rule out the possibility of joining

Bathinda SSP takes U-turn, alters statement

Half baked story  On Saturday, Bathinda SSP claims the injury by a .32 bore pistol, which led to the killing. On Sunday he terms it a .12 bore gun shot  On Saturday, it was Daljit Singh whom the SSP termed prime accused. After 24 hours Daljit gets clean chit from the same cop  On Saturday,

With the NDA at Centre, Punjab has benefitted, claims CM

Muktsar: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said Punjab has benefited after the BJP-led NDA government came to power at the Centre as the state was ‘neglected’ during the Congress-led UPA dispensation. “Our state had immensely benefited from the Centre’s decision to give a bigger pie in central taxes, from 32 to 42 per

Swaraj Lehar floats party

Chandigarh: With barely months to go for assembly polls in Punjab, launch of a new political party Swaraj Party was announced on Sunday in Chandigarh, led by former Panjab University professor Manjit Singh. The new entity claimed association with the Swaraj Abhiyan a socio-political group which is headed by expelled Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra

Off the cuff

It’s bangles versus spectacles! A few days back Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu had held a protest in Ludhiana city with bangles in hands, which, according to him, were meant for the state Home Minister, alleging that the law and order situation in the state was deteriorating and the cops were unable to